David Shapiro - The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro

David Shapiro
The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro
1101 Saint Paul St. #405
Baltimore, MD 21202


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David Shapiro
The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro

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Law School

University of Baltimore
1981 - 1985




Compassionate Criminal and Personal Injury Law in Baltimore


The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro has been defending the citizens of the Baltimore area for over two decades. Our legal team features seasoned attorneys with diverse backgrounds spanning the realms of personal injury, malpractice, and criminal law. 

With deep roots and a long history in Baltimore, Mr. Shapiro has represented the city’s people with professional and compassionate service for over 22 years. His sense of civic duty has driven him to help people in thousands of cases throughout his career in the prestigious legal courts of the Maryland & D.C. Bar, U.S. District Court, 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He remains committed to providing affordable service to his local clients while ensuring the best possible outcome, whatever their situation may be.

Legal battles can be the most high-stress periods of a person’s life. Whether you are faced with crippling injuries or life-altering criminal charges, you need a legal team with the experience, expertise, and drive to protect your rights.

A Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney for the Greater Baltimore Area


Our dedication to getting concrete financial results for our clients sets us apart. While other personal injury law firms boast high profile cases with huge payouts, they neglect to mention the actual sum of money their clients receive after the firm takes its cut. Our legal team operates a little differently: we make it our personal goal to maximize the amount of money you bring home for you and your family.

At our legal practice, we know injuries and accidents can be devastating to both your finances and physical and emotional well-being. While nothing can make up for the trauma you suffered, financial compensation can help you cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and any other costs associated with recovery. 

Some common examples of personal injury cases include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents. Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in car accidents. According to statistics from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, 90% of those accidents were preventable. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party.


Defective Products/Product Liability. From prescription drugs to car tires to playpens, we depend on the things we buy to be safe and work as advertised. When companies cut corners, it can lead to illness, injury, or even death for their customers.

Traumatic Brain Injury. Trauma to the brain has devastating, long-lasting effects for victims. It’s imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible, to begin to gather the necessary medical evidence for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) lawsuits.


Lead and Asbestos Poisoning. Despite government restrictions on toxic materials such as lead and asbestos, illnesses related to these diseases continue to develop in adults and children today. Winning a lead or asbestos poisoning lawsuit requires a legal team with up-to-date knowledge of the latest science and litigation in toxic exposure cases.


Wrongful Death. Nothing can replace a lost loved one. But wrongful death lawsuits can help cover the unexpected costs of medical bills and funeral expenses, while holding the responsible party accountable.


Foodborne Illness. Foodborne illness is no laughing matter—bacteria from unsafe food handling practices make 1 in 6 Americans sick every year, and serious cases of food poisoning can lead to hospitalization or even death. These complex lawsuits require an attorney with a strong background in foodborne sickness cases.


Premise Liability/Slips and Falls. All property and business owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for others.  If they fail to do so, it can lead to slips, falls, and other injuries. If you were injured on the premises of another, you may have a premise liability case.


Truck Accidents. Whether it’s a drowsy or intoxicated driver, unsafe equipment, or overloaded cargo, negligent trucking companies and their drivers can be an enormous danger to others on the road. Because unique laws regulate commercial truck driving companies, trucking injury suits require a knowledgeable, experienced truck accident lawyer.


We know that money can be tight following an accident, illness, or injury. At The Law Offices of David B.  Shapiro, we work on a contingency basis, meaning we don't get paid unless you do. If you or someone you love has been wrongfully injured or made ill due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today.

Baltimore Criminal Charges Require an Aggressive Legal Defense


Being charged with a crime in Baltimore is a serious matter—your freedom, future, and reputation are all put on the line. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, a conviction can have drastic and far reaching consequences for your career and well-being.

Criminal charges require well-informed and dedicated attorneys to win you the best possible ruling for your case. Felony and misdemeanor charges in Baltimore include:

        DUI. Driving with a BAC above .08 is illegal in the state of Maryland. Without a good DUI attorney, driving under the influence can lead to steep fines, a suspended license, or even jail time. When charged with a DUI, it’s important to contact a knowledgeable criminal lawyer as soon as possible.

        Shoplifting/Retail Theft. Depending on the value of the items stolen, shoplifting in Maryland can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony—resulting in high penalties and even prison time. A shoplifting charge on your criminal record can also make it extremely difficult to get a job in the future.

        Assault and Battery. Assault and battery are two separate and very serious charges in Maryland. Depending on the individuals involved and the severity of injury, the accused may face jail or prison time, not to mention a permanent violent crime conviction on their record. Contact us to discuss your options to secure the best result possible.

        Drug Crimes. Drug crime is a blanket term, including (but not limited to) trafficking, possession, and the sale and manufacturing of controlled substances. These charges carry harsh penalties in the state of Maryland, and have life-altering effects for the accused.

        Domestic Violence. Thousands are charged with domestic violence in Maryland every year. A domestic violence conviction carries severe legal penalties, and can ruin your career and reputation.


Holding Negligent Medical Professionals in Baltimore Accountable for Malpractice


We place our health and confidence in the hands doctors and other medical professionals—which makes it all the more catastrophic when those medical professionals behave in a careless or reckless manner on the job.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, clinician, surgeon, or nurse fails to exercise adequate care, resulting in illness or injury for their patient.  For someone who suffers a physical, emotional, or mental injury—or even death—under the care of a medical professional, medical malpractice suits can help them win recompense to begin rebuilding their lives.

If you or someone close to you has been a victim of negligent medical care, we would like to hear from you to discuss the best course of action to address this misdeed.

The Baltimore Attorney You Need After Suffering Injury or Being Charged with a Crime


A Baltimore native who even owns a café in Mount Vernon, David Shapiro truly cares about the area and its people. He believes both in making Baltimore safer for everyone by holding negligent parties accountable, and that everyone should have the right to the best defense possible if they have been charged.

At their heart, these beliefs both champion the little guy – someone who has been railroaded into facing serious penalties for a crime deserves help just as must as a person who has been harmed by a defective product. If you choose to work with David Shapiro, you can be sure that he will do everything in his power to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.

Mr. Shapiro does more than try, though. He has litigated literally thousands of cases – many of them incredibly serious for the people involved – and achieved an incredibly high success rate. When you’re involved in a situation that can change your life forever, you need someone on your side who is a proven winner and understands not just the law, but the local system and the people that you will be facing off against. With more than 22 years of practicing in Baltimore, you can trust in David Shapiro.

Do not delay, though. The sooner Mr. Shapiro starts working on your case, the better your chances of success. Get in contact with us today by filling out our simple online case evaluation form, emailing at [email protected], or calling 410-576-9100.